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School Of Architecture Panel : Moderated by Lisa Ackerman

October 7, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Moderated by Lisa Ackerman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Historic Preservation Program


Dr. George Abungu, Emeritus Director, General National Museums of Kenya and Retired Professor of Heritage Studies, University of Mauritius

Nuha Ansari, Independent Heritage Professional, previously Project Officer, Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Rand Eppich, Director Rand Eppich Cultural Heritage & Architectural Conservation

Dr. Gaetano Palumbo, Scientific Program Manager at UCL Qatar

Anna Paolini, Director, UNESCO Regional Office Doha and UNESCO Representative, Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen

No single panel can cover all topics in the field, nor all the countries across the globe. Fortunately those joining the Pratt community for this panel have a broad range of experiences and have consistently tackled emerging issues in the field. They also reflect the way much of the work of the field happens with an effective combination of the power of official institutional engagement and the nimble approach of independent scholars, researchers, and heritage conservation practitioners. Our speakers will provide insights into project development, documentation techniques, decolonization of heritage management, as well as protecting heritage in active conflict zones, and the effects of COVID on those working in the heritage conservation field.